USB connected HDD not displayed in my computer

An old sata HDD I temporarily connected via a usb adapter is registered as a usb storage device and a player in the hardware device manager.  But not entered as a drive in my computer, why?  I don't see how I can format it for use.


1. do you see a red or yellow glow next to this hard drive on Device Manager?

2. were you able to use the same hard drive without any problem before?

3. have you made changes on the computer before this problem?

4. are you able to see the drive in disk management?

5. are you able to use any other USB device?

The following article might be useful:

A computer that is running Windows XP cannot detect a USB, an Apple iPod flash drive or an external hard disk drive

To start disk management, follow these steps:

1. connect you as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.

2. click on Start, click run, type compmgmt.msc, and then click OK.

3. in the console tree, click disk management. The disk management window appears. Your disks and volumes appear in a view chart and the list view. To customize your perception of your disks and volumes in the shutters upper and lower the window, point to top or bottom on the view menu and then click the view that you want to use.

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